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high performance expertise

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To step up your results, Foil Racing Academy offer high performance coaching, project management and training camps, in our French sailbase and abroad.

We offer our services for all foil racing sailing classes, Olympic (Formula Kite, IQFOIL, Nacra 17), inshore (69F, Wingfoil, GC32, …) and offshore.

Foil Racing Academy : Winning Podium
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Our team of sailing coaches, physical and mental trainers and project managers will share their expertise to improve all aspects of your sailing skills and project.

We’ll give you the keys to perform !

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As the first high performance foil coaching team, over the last two years we have accompanied 26 athletes and teams from 14 nations in their Paris 2024 Olympic campaigns.

The Foil Racing Academy Team

Our Commitment

Matthieu Girolet, CEO Foil Racing Academy

Whether you are a World Sailing MNA aiming to develop your foiling classes program, a sailing team looking for performance foiling skills or an athlete willing to maximize his potential for significant results, your project will receive a tailor made focus from our Foil Racing Academy experts to suit your needs.

Matthieu Girolet, Founder

His “Master 2 research” in private law and company management background mixed with his foil pioneer and pro sailor expertise broadens his Formula Kite and sailing coaching degrees. As a result, his coach work combines holistic overview and attention to details.



Our sailbase is Ideally located in Port Camargue, in the Grau du Roi city, in south of France. The largest marina in Europe, offers more than 300 sunny days per year. 

Halfway between Barcelona and Hyères, this is the perfect basecamp for the European olympic weeks circuit and a Paris 2024 Olympic campaign. Montpellier Airport is just a 20 minutes away and Marseille at 1h30 drive. 

No time to loose, you will find all you need for efficient training in one place. Accommodations, brief room, storage, gym and rib harbour are all in a 5 minutes walk range and close to the shore, offering you to take full advantage of every training day and, if needed, adjust at the last minute your sailing session timing. In the open wide bay or the protected little one, training venue will be chosen depending your needs (flat, choppy, waves, current). You will enjoy all the best of Mediterranean weather conditions all year round, from gusty shifty Mistral to wavy southeast. Thermals are also joining the game from April to October.

All this in our premium coaching packages.

Foil Racing Academy French Sailbase

As the Grau du Roi city has obtained the « Terre de Jeux 2024 » label to be a preparation center for the 2024 Olympic Games for sailing competitions, we also offer to host National teams willing to benefit of these state of the art infrastructures and training venue.


Hong Kong chooses our Academy
Hong Kong chooses our Academy
Hong Kong has chosen our Academy to coach formula kite athlete Alex Leung aiming to the ...
Formula Kite Swiss Sailing Team training camp
Formula Kite Swiss Sailing Team training camp
The Formula Kite Swiss Sailing Team has chosen our Port Camargue sailbase for his first ...
Matthieu Girolet, Swiss Sailing Team formula kite coach
Matthieu Girolet, Swiss Sailing Team formula kite coach
Our founder, Matthieu Girolet has been chosen by the Swiss Sailing Team to coach both Elite ...
Wingfoil Performance Clinic
Wingfoil Performance Clinic
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